National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Welcomes New Executive Director

The NSCA is proud to introduce Michael Embree as the new Executive Director to lead headquarters staff.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – A seasoned professional with a history of leading nonprofit, membership-based associations, Michael Embree joins the NSCA as the Executive Director on April 1, 2013. “We are very pleased to have Michael leading the NSCA at this strategic time in its history; his decades of nonprofit management experience will help the NSCA move to the next level,” explains Dr. Steve Fleck, NSCA Board President. As Executive Director, Embree serves as the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for all of the day-to-day activities of the staff at headquarters and reports to the NSCA Board of Directors.

Charged with serving the needs of nearly 30,000 members, he will focus on increasing the Association’s value to their customers and leveraging new technology to enhance the membership experience. “I believe the NSCA and its thousands of professional members, from strength coaches, to personal trainers, to those in research and education, are critical in supporting efforts to improve athletic performance and fitness as well as addressing our society’s need for health and wellness solutions,” says Embree.


About Michael Embree

Michael earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Indiana University and he holds the Certificate of Organizational Development from National Training Laboratories. He has served organizations across the U.S. in the capacities of Executive Manager as well as Executive Director. As a senior Director with the National Education Association he coordinated projects and services to 600,000 members. As a strategic planner and thinker, Michael is dedicated to and focused on increasing value to members in the development and implementation of association projects and services.

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About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.


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